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Front reciever/bumper mounting

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by Titchy83, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Titchy83

    Titchy83 New Member

    Can people share photos of how they mounted their front reciever/bumpers. Trying to think up a design that will be strong enough and not take away too much ground clearance. Mine is a 97 hijet. Thanks.
  2. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    I made a heavy bumper for my 94, S110. It has a Scissor/Dump and I have a receiver mount snow plow I mount for the winter that weighs about three hundred pounds, and can generate 300 pounds down force. So, it needs to be solid.

    I wanted 2-inch receivers on all four corners, and in the middle of both bumpers.

    On the front mine had two tow points from the factory, held on with four 8-mm bolts attaching them to the body. I cut/ground the hoops off the tow hook plates. I had to hot knife a hole in the left side of the bumper/grill, to let the support for the bumper to get out. This supports the weight of the bumper.

    But I wasn’t sure that would be strong enough to resist the push from the plow. So, I ran a support back to the main cross member, that holds the front differential, below where the pivot for the steering is located. I cut a hole in a piece of four inch channel, to clear the bottom of the pivot and installed two 12-mm nutserts to mount the channel, and welded a length of square tubing back to the bottom of the bumper.

    Sorry, no pictures until spring. No garage, and snow on the ground. Edit here are pictures.

    5FF6CB80-D4B7-4272-AA1B-9D04238DE864.jpeg Receiver hitch in front bumper center

    Bottom view of mount to location of factory tow points

    Mount location to front differential support, below steering link.

    View of link from bumper to front differential support.

    233BED12-DEBE-47F9-9ABE-F1A55AC9C2F2.jpeg Overview of front bumper.

    View of side reciever at end of bumper.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
  3. Titchy83

    Titchy83 New Member

  4. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    I had to take off the bumper cover and ended up making a sleeve that bolted to the side of the frame rails. Check my sig for some pics. It's been working fine for years. The extra extension that I put on when I plow is too low, however, and I would like to modify it this spring.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
  5. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    I edited my early post.
  6. DMann

    DMann New Member

    Go to youtube and check out moto cheese. He has quite a few videos on the hijet should be good for ideas and to see normally hidden parts of the truck.

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